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Lean Into Your Partnerships

We all have learned a great deal in 2020… I know I have. And the learning is not over. It never is. But every once in a while, even though the learning and the growth continues, it makes sense to pause and think about what has been learned. So, as we start to close in […]

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It’s Time to Start ‘Picking Our Moments’ Carefully… Again

Good communication requires a lot of things… listening, planning and preparing, and practice are definitely on the list, among other things. But one of the deceptively important elements of being a good communicator is about “picking the correct moment” carefully. Certain types of messages can be delivered at almost any time. Telling someone something good, […]

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The Balancing Act of Leadership Communication

The world is a constantly evolving place made up of constantly evolving people with constantly evolving expectations. What does that translate into? A world where your skills need to be constantly evolving (obviously). But as obvious as the point sounds, that is a really hard thing for most people to achieve. Agility is a good […]

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Business Is a Team Sport

One of the primary goals of this blog is to share our team’s ideas on communication skills, and highlight all of the ways that great communication helps you in the workplace. Great communication contributes to stronger leadership, collaboration, customer service, client retention, brand building, sales success, employee retention… a long list of important business success […]

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Don’t Be Afraid To Be A Follower

We all want to be leaders. Our corporate culture wants us to want to be leaders. We seek out training, we dress the part, we jockey to take the helm of a project or a team. No one wants to admit to being a follower, and few people ever talk about the essential qualities that make […]

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What I Have Learned During This Pandemic, Part 3

This is the third in a series of posts where I will share my business lessons learned (thus far) from the global health crisis. How long a series will this be? Not sure… the lessons are still percolating, and the crisis is far from over. This could be a long series… In my first post […]

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4 Steps to Leading a Better Conference Call

A survey from Raindance Communications looked at the issue of multitasking. And for those of you who regularly lead conference calls (like me), brace yourselves… the numbers ain’t pretty. These stats are a little dated but still eye-opening. According to this survey: 90% of people surveyed said they multitask while on conference calls; 70% reported doing other, unrelated work; 50% […]

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Communicating During a Crisis: Be Patient

One of the ways I have been dealing with the unknowns of the current health and economic crisis is by reaching out to people around me. A few weeks ago, I made a list of about 20 people in my life that I wanted to speak to… fellow business owners, long-time friends, former mentors and […]

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The Silence is Louder Than Ever

I was listening in on a conference call last week, with a decent sized audience. The leader of the call was working really hard to manage the call, bring some energy to it, engage people. He had clearly spent a lot of time thinking about what he was going to say. His message was positive, […]

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